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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will use up to $15 million over five years to start a new institute that will focus on using biomarker-driven translational science to develop new cancer drugs and diagnostics.

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Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

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